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Old 08-27-2005, 09:03 PM   #1
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What would work best for a Compaq Armada?

I just got this old Compaq Armada 7380DMT, p1 266GHz,12GB hdd,64 ram,unknown vga. I was wondering what would be best for this old labtop?, ANd there is no other OS on here its a blacnk hdd for know.
Old 08-28-2005, 04:44 AM   #2
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Try these

I have success with using all the follwing on a Compaq Armada (which had a slightly lower specification than yours)

Xandros DeLuxe (versions 1, 2 and 3)

Peanut Linux 9 (now named Alinux)

Damn Small Linux

Ubuntu 5

Alinux and DSL are both relatively small distributions (DSl = 50 MB) whereas Xandros and Ubuntu are both full featured disributions with Open Office et cetera included.
Old 08-28-2005, 07:18 PM   #3
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Hi, I have a Toshiba Tecra 8000 PII 300Mhz and it runs Slackware 10 full instalation without problems, I just added 128 MB of ram (192 total) and it runs really good even DIVX using Mplayer, I didn't think it was going to run this good, I think you should give it a try, you might need at least 64 mb more of RAM to make the experience better though. Good Luck.


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